Villa Sparina Gavi 2014, Italy ($15.99): 100% cortese, straw-yellow color with aromas of white blossoms and stone fruits, and distinct hints of peach. Full and rich flavor, soft and harmonious, this wine is both refreshing and crispy, yet fleshy enough to stand up to food.
Reunion Malbec 2014, Argentina ($15.95): This sustainably farmed, single vineyard estate wine is very expressive with ripe, fruity aromas of plum and cherry, as well as notes of chocolate. Soft and round on the palate with velvety and mature tannins, and a full-bodied, long finish.
Peirano Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Lodi ($13.99): Aromas of zesty black cherries, cola, and toasty cocoa. The initial sip unveils sweet anise, blackberries and molasses, while remaining dry and firm, yet with round, supple tannins.
Ampelos “Syrache” 2012 Santa Barbara ($29.99): A blend of syrah and grenache, this full-bodied red has everything you would expect from a top pinot producer in Sta. Rita Hills. Extremely elegant with bright acidity, this wine shows incredibly ripe fruit yet with structure and savory notes. A great wine for Thanksgiving and the holidays.